In Loving Memory of Bill Dussor

The Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund mourns the passing of our co-founder, website manager, and Nancy's beloved cousin on January 13, 2018 from metastatic colon cancer. Words cannot express our depth of sadness.

You can learn more about Bill's life here and here.

2007 - 2019: Celebrating 12 Years
of the Nancy B. Clemente Cancer Fund!

With Courage We Thrive...Are you a Thriver? You have survived your cancer. Are you truly thriving? Are you flourishing despite cancer? THRIVE by seeking health and wellness in all aspects of your life.


Thank You to Our 2019 Golf Fundraiser Pink Ribbon Sponsors!

Thank you Tocara Jewelry!

Thank you Layne Volkmann of Tocara Jewelry, Kate Wicks, fundraiser hostess, and all of you who attended and purchased this beautiful jewelry on June 9th in support of the Fund! $150 was raised!





A New Name: The Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center

The St. Peter's Health Parters cancer centers at St. Mary's Hospital and Samaritan Hospitals in Troy have been honored to be renamed in memory of Dr. Hildegard Medicus, a former patient and wife of Dr. Henrich Medius, a very generous donor to the transformation of healthcare in the Troy hospitals' system.



Courage To Be Real

At the July 2017 Thrivers Education Series luncheon Dr. Susan Austin shared some insight, understanding, keys and practical tools to help process negative life experiences. In doing this we can find our true self shining through.



May 2017 Thrivers Education Series: A Presentation of Hope

Anne Lawton, RN and community liaison for the cancer treatment center at St. Peter's Hospital gave a power point presentation about the importance of hope during difficult times. Her presentation included beautiful photos that she took in various places she has traveled. In these photos the word "hope" is spelled out using materials from nature.



Breathing and Movement: Essential to Our Health

Efficient breathing patterns can be compromised when we are stressed or when our bodies are challenged by disease. Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor, Kiva Block Sprissler, lead the March 2017 Thrivers Education Series in two breathing exercises that can be done at home. The benefits of Yoga for cancer patients was presented. She also shared information on "The Scientific Benefits of Breathing For Greater Health & Happiness" by Emma Seppala, PhD.



January 2017 A New Year Approach to Courage!

Carole Heaney, RN, MS, Integrative Health Coach, helped us discover our courage by unleashing our creativity. These two concepts are closely related. When finding the synergy of each we bring joy and healing into our lives.



Navigating the World of Health Insurance

A cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment can be stressful enough for patients and family members. Health insurance and financial issues can only add to that stress. At the December Thrivers Education Barbara McHale (pictured) and Sherri Gadomski, Nurse Navigators along with Jackie Dorn, Social Worker, shared information and community resources to help alleviate these concerns.



November Topic: Fat Is All That!

Dr. Jerome Chao, Plastic Surgeon, discussed the use of autologous fat for breast cancer reconstruction and beyond! He was accompanied by his surgical P.A., Rebecca Harrica. Thrivers learned how fat grafting can be used for cancer reconstruction, reconstruction revisions, radiation skin changes as well cosmetic surgery.


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